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Region 1 girls soccer: Davis heads into state with top seed; Farmington is No. 10

Oct 09, 2023 02:25PM ● By Josh McFadden

T’maea Eteuati, (26) and Sammy Maudsley (40) both from Davis crowd out Frankie Kearns, Farmington (28) keeping her from the ball. The Darts also kept the Phoenix from the win by a single goal at 2 - 1. The Darts remain undefeated for the season. Photo by Roger V. Tuttle

As the final week of the regular season approached, the only drama for the Davis girls soccer team was whether it would be ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in the RPI ratings. 

The Darts were in command of the Region 1 championship race. 

Davis finished the regular season with a 15-0 record and went a perfect 10-0 in league play. The Darts won the region by four games over Layton. Impressively, the team enters the Class 6A state tournament riding a 20-game winning streak. 

The first round of the state playoffs begin Friday, though the Darts will get the day off. They secured a first-round bye thanks to their high seed. Ultimately, Davis got the No. 1 RPI ranking after trailing Lone Peak for a portion of the season. Davis will face the winner of Fremont and Herriman at home on Oct. 10. On Sept. 19, the Darts crushed Fremont 6-0 behind three goals from Simone Packer. 

In the regular-season finale on Sept. 28, Davis got past Farmington 2-1, beating the Phoenix for the second time this season and third time in a row counting last season’s state championship-winning match. Sammy Maudsley and T’maea Eteuati scored for Davis as it completed an undefeated regular season for the third time in the last nine seasons. 

Davis will be a tough team to handle for other 6A schools. A total of 13 players scored for the Darts, led by Brooklyn Phongsavath’s eight goals. Maudsley had seven goals, while Packer and Kate Willard had six. Maudsley paced the team with four assists. But while Davis was solid on offense – scoring 48 goals on the year – it was the stellar defense that set the team apart from the competition. The Darts surrendered just nine goals, second-best in Class 6A behind Lone Peak’s eight. Elesha Magley was excellent in the net as goalkeeper, posting seven shutouts. Only twice did Davis allow more than a single goal in a contest. 


The Phoenix may not have had the season they had hoped, but they still got a first-round bye in the playoffs. The Phoenix finished the regular season with an 8-8 mark and 4-6 in Region 1.

Farmington is seeded 10th in the state tournament and play at Weber in the second round on Oct. 10. Farmington lost both meetings during the regular season with Weber, each of which came in heartbreaking fashion. First came a high-scoring 5-4 loss to the Warriors on Aug. 29, followed by a shootout loss on Sept. 19. In the rematch, neither team could find the back of the net in regulation or overtime. However, Weber prevailed by outshooting the Phoenix 7-6 in penalty kicks. 

Rounding out the regular season, Farmington did win two of its final three games. The only loss was to Davis in a contest where the Phoenix gave the region champs everything it wanted. Brynlee Austin had a second-half goal to narrow the gap to 2-1, but Farmington couldn’t force overtime with a tying goal. 

Macey Call was Farmington’s leading scorer during the regular season. The sophomore forward had seven goals. Fellow sophomore Taytem Grant, a midfielder, had six goals and three assists. Senior goalie Emmy McKeon had 2.5 shutouts.  

Farmington has won its opening-round state playoff game three years in a row. λ